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Howard Cohen, Bill Nangle, Dave Ryan add expertise to Lake County’s community foundation

Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation, recently elected three experienced community and business leaders as the newest members of its board of directors.

Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Howard Cohen, The Times of Northwest Indiana Executive Editor Bill Nangle and Dave Ryan, executive director of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, each were elected to three-year terms.

They join a volunteer board comprised of local community leaders, representing the diverse interests of the people of Lake County. The board governs Legacy Foundation’s administration and distribution of funds and provides leadership in guiding the work of the organization.

“We are fortunate to have three individuals with a high level of commitment to and knowledge of the Northwest Indiana community join our board,” said Margot Clark, chairperson of the board of Legacy Foundation. “Howard, Bill and Dave bring significant insights to the organization. Their contributions will help the foundation continually seek ways to improve the quality of life in Lake County.”

Cohen joined Purdue University Calumet as chancellor in July 2001. He also holds an appointment as professor of philosophy. Cohen is an appointed member to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, a board member of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Indiana Forum, the Advisory Committee for the Shirley Heinze Land Trust, and past chair of the Quality of Life Council. Cohen and his wife, Patti, live in Hammond.

Nangle’s journalism career spans nearly five decades. He joined The Times in 1970 and oversees content for the newspaper, several specialty publications and the company’s Web site, nwi.com. Nangle serves as a director of the Crisis Center, the Northwest Indiana Forum, and as an honorary board member of the American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana. Nangle and his wife, Rita, reside in Crown Point.

Ryan joined the Lakeshore Chamber in 2005 following 11 years as a manager of communications and community relations for Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). Ryan serves on the boards of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Regional Development Company, the Carnegie Performing Arts Center (East Chicago), Hammond Development Corporation, and the Hammond Urban Academy of Science and Technology. Ryan and his wife, Mary, are natives of Kentland, Ind., and live in Munster.

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